Crop Protection

California registers biopesticide for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, recently received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its Virosoft CP4, a biopesticide used to control codling moth (cydia pomonella) and oriental fruit moth (grapholita molesta).... more »

$5M project to research strategies of controlling fire blight

Michigan State University researchers are leading a $5.2 million grant to investigate management strategies for fire blight George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell will lead a USDA-funded project examining fire blight, a disease that can kill... more »

Another challenging pest has made Pennsylvania its home

A few weeks back, you were alerted that the Swede midge was found on a Pennsylvania farm. We now warn you about another invasive pest, jumping worms. Jumping worms (Amynthas spp., also known as Asian... more »

Take a virtual tour of the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center

Due to Michigan State University policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan State University Extension is unable to host in-person meetings. Unfortunately, this includes our annual Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center open house and annual Leelanau Horticultural Society dinner and... more »

Certis USA promotes biopesticides with new website tool

Certis USA has launched the company’s new website as a vital online resource for the company’s portfolio of biological products for use in U.S. and international commercial agriculture, nursery and greenhouse and home and garden. According to a news release, integrated into... more »

AgBiome’s Howler gets California’s state registration

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide was recently approved by the state regulators in California and New York, according to a news release from the company. Howler is listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as a fungicide.... more »

Nufarm launches new Panther family herbicide

Nufarm Americas Inc. has launched its Panther MTZ herbicide. Panther MTZ is the latest in Nufarm’s portfolio of innovative Panther herbicides formulated to help growers gain weed management efficacy, resistance management and lasting residual control... more »

Crop care in California topic of Ag Innovations Conference set for Sept. 15-16

The fourth AG Innovations Conference: Comprehensive Crop Care will be held Sept. 15-16. The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, Surendra Dara is hosting the Virtual Conference on Comprehensive Crop Care. According to... more »


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